ERIC Number: ED166374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Teachers of Disadvantaged Programs in Pennsylvania. [Final Report.] Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. September 1978, Volume 16, Number 15.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
A study was conducted to determine the state of the art in vocational education programming for disadvantaged in Pennsylvania and the nation, and to develop materials to improve vocational programs for the disadvantaged. Project efforts focused on programs serving the academically/economically disadvantaged in regular classes, special classes, and co-op situations. Accomplishments stemming from the project objectives were (1) a national survey of mainstream, self-contained, and co-op programs for the disadvantaged, (2) a survey of Pennsylvania vocational education programs for the disadvantaged, (3) an identification/assessment system for disadvantaged learners, (4) an instructor profile for aid in staff-selection and development, (5) a preliminary curriculum guide, and (6) a secondary/postsecondary teachers' workshop that reviewed and further developed the guide. Project results found many successful programs for serving the disadvantaged. The use of an identification/assessment system was extremely limited with but a few models for examples. Successful teachers of the disadvantaged seemed to display more endurance, order, and deterrence than did less successful teachers of the disadvantaged. (Appendixes include a project abstract, the survey instrument, specific program tally sheet, adjective checklist, lesson plan format and supplemental skills curriculum topics, workshop evaluation instrument, third-party evaluation report, and other project materials.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Diagnosis, Educationally Disadvantaged, Learning, Mainstreaming, National Surveys, Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Reports, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Self Contained Classrooms, Special Classes, Staff Development, State of the Art Reviews, State Surveys, Student Teacher Relationship, Success, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; United States